We’ve all been there… You’re rushing to get ready for people to come over: dinner’s in the oven, lipstick’s on, playlist is ready to go. Only prob is that in the mad dash to get ready, your house didn’t exactly get any attention and now you’ve got exactly 15 minutes to make it presentable for guests. Since this has been the story of my life lately, I’ve learned a thing or two about the art of cleaning the house in 15 minutes. Before you balk, I’m not talking a deep clean here… let’s save that for Sunday afternoon. I’m talking about the fake-it-til-you-make-it kind of straighten-up that makes your house appear to be cleaner that it really is and saves you from apologizing about your surroundings so you can concentrate on being the fun-loving hostess that you are. We teamed up with Seventh Generation to show you how to get it done, so click through the slides for the step-by-steps, as well as the most effective and safe cleaning products I use to tackle each task.
*photos by Kate Zimmerman